Superheroes, Science, and Sanderson (Reading Recap Jan-Feb 2018)

I’m starting something new today: here on the blog, every two or three months I’m going to share a collection of the books I read and highlight what I thought of a few of them. Here’s my collection from January and February.

*the inspiration for this post’s format came from the lovely Tracey at Adventure Awaits, this post in particular!

12 books (9 fiction, 2 nonfiction, 1 play)

Lowest-Rated

stargirl

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli – 2.5 stars

unsatisfying ending//looks at an important problem but offers no solution//rushed romance//new age elements//genius in some ways but overall disappointingly forgettable

heart of darkness

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad – 2.5 stars

read for AP Literature class//beautiful writing and fun to analyze//super weird though

Rereads

penderwicks

The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall 

approximately the fourth time I’ve read this//made me almost cry//never gets old

a tale of two cities

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens 

amazing in a different way the second time//wow, the foreshadowing//must read

Favorite Reads

renegades

Renegades by Marissa Meyer – 4 stars 

totally met my expectations//incredibly unique settings//memorable characters//read entire second half in one day//thought it was a standalone, need the sequel now

earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde – 4 stars 

read for AP Literature//read out loud in class which is highly recommended//hilarious Victorian comedy//so much quotableness

counted worthy

Counted Worthy by Leah E. Good – 4 stars 

didn’t feel self-published//Christianity not sentimental or cheesy//inspiring//I need to memorize more Bible verses//God is bigger than government

final empire

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson – 4 stars 

audiobook//narrator makes great voices//how did it take me so long to read this??

 

What were your favorite reads of the last few months? Which of these books would you like me to review? Have you read any of them? And what do you think of this post format? Share in the comments! 

love, grace

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7 thoughts on “Superheroes, Science, and Sanderson (Reading Recap Jan-Feb 2018)

  1. Chelsea R. H. says:

    Tale of Two Cities is one of my favourite books, I absolutely love it! I’m hoping to do a reread next month (even though I only read it in January). I’ve been waiting for Renegades for ages as well, but I’ve heard a lot of mixed reviews, everyone seems to absolutely love it or absolutely hate it. Hopefully it doesn’t disappoint, because I’ve loved every other Marissa Meyer book.
    I love the format of this post!

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    • graceevalyn says:

      I know! It’s amazing!! And rereading it the second time was cool in a different way, because I knew what was going to happen and could see everything that led to it. Renegades has gotten mixed reviews…I still loved it though! A lot of people felt like it was repetitive and similar to other superhero books, but it’s not a genre I’ve read much in, so that could be one reason I liked it.

      I’m glad you liked the format! It was really fun to put together.

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